Yes, You Can Have Vegan Tuna!
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How Easy Is It To Make Vegan Tuna?
It is so simple to make vegan tuna. The star of the show….chickpeas! Chickpeas are the perfect texture for this dish. And seaweed gives it the flavor of the sea! Add in some spices, mustard, and mayo, and you have yourself a simple and delish plant-based tuna to use in a casserole, sandwich, salad, or any way you prefer to eat your tuna! It is healthy, high in protein and fiber, and super tasty!
Vegan Tuna (with Chickpeas)
- 1 can of Chickpeas
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Vegan Mayonnaise
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/4 cup Celery thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp Green Onion
- 3/4-1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- -1 Large sheet of Seaweed or 6 small snack seaweed sheets crumbled or broken up in a food processor
- -Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
- -In a food processor or bullet sized blender, blend the chickpeas and seaweed sheets so it becomes a mixture you’d be able to sprinkle not spread, almost like a powder. Not all the pieces will beak apart and some will get stuck, don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect, just get it to smaller sized pieces.
- -Mix in all of the other ingredients except the onion and celery and pulse a few times to get the mixture to combine.
- -Serve right away, or for best flavor, make a day or two in advance, day 2 is even better.
- -If you’re making a tuna melt, use your bread and vegan cheese of choice, place the chickpea salad mixture on one of the bread slices, place cheese on top, place both pieces in the oven and broil for about 3-6 minutes. Just watch to your desired melty toasty-ness.
Plant-Based Tuna Is A Thing! Just Add Chickpeas!
Now we know how to make vegan tuna and it sounds and looks so yummy! Go ahead and give this recipe a try and let us know how much you loved it. Take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_TV on Instagram. Looking for other easy vegan recipes to cook up? Jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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